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Old 08-12-2006, 09:39 AM
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I have been racing years and everytime I seal the edge of carbon sheet with glue, I always gets runs, what it the best way of doing it so it is super smooth?

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http://www.rctech.net/forum/showthre...t=chassis+prep
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use 80 J emery cloth to round the edges .When you are finished rounding use 320 then600 sand paper to smooth out the edges if you want to get crazy you can even use 1500 for the last step.it takes time but comes out super smooth and is glossy without the the ca applied.
The best way that I have found to seal the edges is to use a Qtip.The most important thing is to make a smooth consistent path along the edge without stopping,once it dries you can apply additional coats,Again most important thing is to make smooth passes along the edges.hope this helps
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with the q-tip, not being from the USA I am assuming they are the things for cleaning ears out and stuff, do you chop the cotton bud off the end to do it. Not looking for supoer smooth, just taking the sharp edges off, smooth edges to.
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HEY SAL TAKE THAT Q TIP OUT OF YOUR EAR
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with the q-tip, not being from the USA I am assuming they are the things for cleaning ears out and stuff, do you chop the cotton bud off the end to do it. Not looking for supoer smooth, just taking the sharp edges off, smooth edges to.
no leave the cotton tip on
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As was said, a q-tip with the cotton on. It'll take several to complete the job.
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You can also use a paintbrush or someone in the forum also said he used CA that came with an applicater. I just use a paintbrush, put some CA on it and carefully run it along the chassis and it comes out looking top notch!
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nice one, thanks for the replies (and not flaming), guess I got to bore myself with sanding today.
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Hi D-A
i use a cotton bud (with wool on ) you will get a reaction between cotton bud & super glue with a bit of vapour coming off (this really stings your eyes by the way) so be carefull ,it only does it for about 20 secs then cotton goes solid then glue away
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Chears Colin, like you, a QT is a teabag roflol.
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MICRO BRUSH WORKS GREAT TO
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After sanding the side to a nice rounded edge, I "paint" the edge with a black magic marker. Then I just hold the chassis upright, put a drop of glue on the side and let it run. Use a small drop and as it starts to slow down, just touch the tip of the bottle to the drop. It will continue to run along the chassis edge and leave a very nice glossy finish. Not my idea, but definitely a good one. Whatever method you choose, take your time. Patience IS a virtue and will pay off in the end for you.
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I have found that certain types of CA do not produce the vapor with q-tips. The best CA for me is the 97 cent package of two you can find at the checkout lane in wal*mart. The bottles have a small nozzle that doesn't get clogged, it is medium thickness and you can leave it bouncing around in your pit box and the lid fits tight enough that it doesn't leak or get messy and end up gluing the lid to the bottle. I have found that it doesn't produce th vaopr either.
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